At present I am producing new work, enjoying the advantages of having my own studio. Many of my pieces of work are tree images, but there are seed and flower heads, stone walls and other things that have inspired me to turn them into a lino-cut. This is the medium that I want to work with at the moment. I don't have a press, so all my prints are hand printed. This requires much more effort for each print, so I rarely produce more than six of each image.
I obtained a degree in Art at Manchester College of Art and Design, followed by a post-graduate teaching qualification at Bristol University. Over the next 35 years I taught art in secondary schools either full or part-time, with a break for children. So personal work became a thing of the past, while all my good ideas were handed on to pupils. But on retiring, I started exploring the technique of lino-cutting and it has given me much satisfaction, especially now that I have a studio in which to work freely.